Andrew Pridgen

Andrew Pridgen

Online Gambling Industry and Sports Betting Reporter  |  CALIFORNIA-NEVADA

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Andrew is a failed comedian-turned-newspaper reporter and magazine journalist in California and Nevada, where he learned to play blackjack, sweat the fifth leg of a parlay on a Sunday night, and use news sources to follow up on injury reports for placing bets. His stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Powder Magazine, Lake Tahoe News, Tahoe Quarterly, Teton Gravity Research, Sisu Magazine, Grist Magazine, and Mashable. His debut novel Burgundy Upholstery Sky (2016) tells a harrowing tale of life in a casino shortly before sunrise.

A Record $609 Million Wagered in Nevada as Sportsbooks Sit Empy

A Record $609 Million Wagered in Nevada as Sportsbooks Sit Empy

The Nevada Gaming Control Board released its November totals on Tuesday, continuing a year of big ups and downs with reports that more money was wagered on sports in a single month than any other time in history. The $609.6 million bet on sports in November accounted for almost 90% […]

Texas Bowl Becomes 18th COVID-19 Casualty, Peach Bowl Could be Next

Texas Bowl Becomes 18th COVID-19 Casualty, Peach Bowl Could be Next

The Mercari Texas Bowl was canceled Tuesday afternoon due to a spike in COVID-19 cases within the Texas Christian University football program, school officials said. The 5-4 TCU Horned Frogs were set to take on the 3-7 Arkansas Razorbacks on New Year’s Eve at NRG Stadium in Houston. TCU was […]

James Wade Throws a Nine-Darter, Can’t Close at PDC World Darts Championship

James Wade Throws a Nine-Darter, Can’t Close at PDC World Darts Championship

Englishman James Wade scored the first nine-dart finish at the PDC World Darts Championship in more than a half-decade, but his rally was short-lived as he lost to Stephen Bunting Tuesday afternoon at London’s Alexandra Palace. Despite the high-scoring sprint, the 37-year-old, one-time Wunderkind posted his lowest average at the […]

American Ryan Cochran-Siegle Makes History with Super-G Win in Bormio

American Ryan Cochran-Siegle Makes History with Super-G Win in Bormio

Skiing bettors and regular followers of this space may have woken up to a pleasant surprise, as American Ryan Cochran-Siegle celebrated his 101st World Cup start by topping the podium for the first time in his career on Tuesday. The Vermont native continued his impressive run through the early season […]

PDC World Darts Championship Careens into Round of 16

PDC World Darts Championship Careens into Round of 16

Gary Anderson continued his campaign for a third PDC World Darts Championship title after a heady back-and-forth with Mensur Suljovic at London’s Alexandra Palace on Monday night. Down 3-2, “The Flying Scottsman” won the final six legs of the match in a comeback that edged out the 48-year-old Austrian, 4-3. […]

Shiffrin to Conclude Tumultuous 2020 with Slalom in Semmering on Tuesday

Shiffrin to Conclude Tumultuous 2020 with Slalom in Semmering on Tuesday

Mikaela Shiffrin has battled through her father’s death, a pandemic, a career-threatening injury, and finally— a wind hold this season. But, the 25-year-old American alpine skiing superstar will be back one more time in 2020 for the scheduled slalom in Semmering, Austria on Tuesday. Coming off an emotional GS win […]

Anyone Free to Coach the Lions Saturday?

Anyone Free to Coach the Lions Saturday?

The Detroit Lions announced Thursday evening that interim head coach Darrell Bevell will sit out the game at home vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday due to a positive Covid-19 test. Bevell is the first NFL head coach to miss a game this season. He joins the teams’ four other […]

Duke Women’s Basketball Calls it a Season

Duke Women’s Basketball Calls it a Season

The Duke women’s basketball team ended their season on Christmas Day amidst the program’s pause due to  positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing protocols. The Blue Devils, which haven’t practiced since Dec. 16, were 3-1 and previously had postponed games against Miami, N.C. State and UNC Wilmington. School Supports Decision […]